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Masterclass: Excellence in Private Equity

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Course Overview

The advent and the challenges of mega-funds, such as Blackstone, KKR, and others, and the 2022 forecast size of the global private equity asset class of $ 5 trillion, necessitates a strong understanding of private equity and deal structuring for all players in the financial eco-system. 


Besides fund managers, small, growing companies, as well as established corporates need private equity or venture capital to fund their growth and merger and acquisition strategies. Private equity is now intricately linked to mergers and acquisitions and buyout transactions in complex ways. For example, a small firm can now acquire a much larger firm. 


This practical course is presented from the point of view of limited partners, private equity funds, companies, and entrepreneurs who seek private equity and venture capital. Case studies of private equity transactions will be used. Case studies on the investment strategies of Softbank, KKR, and Blackstone will be reviewed. 


Participants will learn how private equity funds are established in conformity with global best practices, how investments are selected by fund managers, how due diligence is performed, how fund managers add value to portfolio companies with value creation plans, and how investments are exited. 


Participants will also learn the investment strategies of buyout funds and how buyouts and leveraged buyouts are structured and executed. The methods of selling and investing in distressed companies will be explained. Advanced exit methods will be examined.

Outcome and Benefits

The course will lay a strong foundation, enabling delegates to:

  • Understand how private equity, buyout, and VC funds are established;

  • Master private equity and venture capital funds and how value is added;

  • Understand private equity trends, including EdTech, and SPACs;

  • Understand buyouts and leveraged buyouts;

  • Understand due diligence techniques;

  • Grasp the rationale of the key terms of term sheets; and

  • Opportunity to earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Private Equity

Who Should Attend?

CEOs, CFOs, Corporate Treasurers, and Board Members of Companies

Angel and Impact Investing and Fund Managers

Investment Bankers


Commercial Bankers


Private Equity and Sovereign Wealth Fund Managers

Ultra HNI, Private Bankers and Wealth Managers

Limited Partners

Alternative Investment Fund Managers

Capital Market Regulators

Consultants and Advisory Firms

Course Director

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Arvind has rubbed shoulders with the world's leading venture capital and private equity funds like KKR, Apax Partners, Carlyle, Sequoia, ACCEL Partners, and many others. Arvind has held a variety of positions, including Head of Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank, Vice President, Citibank, and Senior Adviser, Citi. He was the President of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, reporting to the CEO of KKR in India and to an Executive Committee including leading private equity and venture capital fund managers, such as Carlyle and the Canada Pension Plan.

He has structured and invested in over 30 private equity funds, including venture capital funds. He has worked on funds with LPs such as CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, and other large institutional investors. He has engineered several IPOs and has successfully negotiated an exit of a financial services startup with the CEO of a US-based MNC in New York.

He has promoted corporate governance in many funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He has played a key role in the creation, structuring, and placement of a nearly $ 1 billion Infrastructure Fund. He has co-invested and partnered with some of the world's largest institutional investors including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Arvind P. Mathur, CFA, FRM, has taught complex financial topics to fund managers and senior executives in Singapore and other countries for the past 12 years, including venture capital, private equity, M&A, valuation, and negotiation techniques. He has delivered a lecture on Asian buyouts at the Harvard Business School and has delivered more than 100 masterclasses in complex financial disciplines such as private equity, venture capital, and term sheet negotiations in several countries. He has also advised a start-up woman entrepreneur under a Goldman Sachs startup program.

Arvind has attended executive management courses at the Columbia School of Business and Cornell University, and an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School.

Certification Provided by PEPP


A certificate of participation will be provided by PEPP upon successful completion of course


Merrill Lynch

J.P. Morgan


My work with PEPP laid the foundation for a career in that finance sector. During my time at PEPP, I had the opportunity of learning about diverse streams including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, equity valuations; diverse sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, and education among others; learning from industry leaders including Mr. Mathur; and first-hand access to world-class study material and case studies.Beyond work, I am eternally grateful for Mr. Mathur's advice and guidance throughout the past 8 years that I have known him.

The trainer (Arvind Mathur) discussed the practicality of private equity and deal structuring. Hence it provided very good insights.

- Managing Director

"Arvind played a vital role in the successful establishment of a nearly $ 1 billion India-Infrastructure Fund involving high caliber global investors"

- Managing Director
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